The Italian Government is currently awarding full tuition scholarships for studying in Italy to both domestic and international students. These scholarships will be offered for the following courses: Undergraduate University courses (renewals only); Postgraduate University courses; Master’s Degree courses (Levels I or II); Ph.D. Courses; Specialisation Schools; Research under academic supervision; Courses of Higher Education in Art, Music and Dance (AFAM);Plus Advanced Courses on Italian language and culture Courses for Teachers of Italian as second language.
Scholarships will only be awarded only for study/ research projects at institutions within the Italian public education and research system.
All eligible courses as offered by participating Italian Universities.
Students from countries included in the Recipient Country List.
The scholarship coverage and duration ranges from three, six, or nine months. Only for teachers of Italian language is the scholarship duration is one month.
Normally, the scholarship recipients will be exempted from payment of the university tuition fees, in accordance with laid down regulations. However the Universities, based on their own principles, may not allow such exemption. Applicants are therefore advised to contact the chosen Institution in order to be informed on eventual taxes or tuition fee regulations.
For the sole period of the scholarships granted by the Italian Government, the scholarship-holders are covered by an insurance policy against illness and/or accident. Air tickets are not granted, except for Chilean citizens.
Detailed information regarding the scholarship offer, can be requested to the Italian Embassy or Italian Cultural Institute in the applicant’s country of citizenship.
- Educational qualification required by the chosen institution (See Section III of the call for applications)
- Knowledge of Italian Language: candidates should possess a certificate of intermediate level in Italian (e.g. CILS B2, CELI 3, PLIDA B2 or INT.IT Roma Tre) or equivalent linguistic proficiency issued by a local organization or language school (e.g. Italian Cultural Institute, Dante Alighieri Society branch etc.). Applicants for enrolment in Advanced Courses on Italian language and culture must have at least an A2 level proficiency in Italian.
Italian language knowledge is not required for applicants who enroll for university courses held entirely in English.
- Age limits: Please note that applicants who are younger than 18 years. (born not after 15 April 1998) or older than 35 years born not before 15 April 1981) on the day of the deadline for the submission of the applications, are ineligible to apply. Candidates for Courses for teachers of Italian as second language (see above, section III, letter I) are eligible until they are 45 y. o. (born not before 15 April 1971) on the day of the deadline for the submission of the applications.
- Restrictions: Students enrolled in a year exceeding the legal duration of the course of study (the so-called “fuori corso”) are not eligible for scholarships.
Deadline: 15 April 2016 (annual)
All applicants must fill in the online application form at “Borse on Line” by 00:00 am (Italian time) on Friday, 15 April 2016.
Before submitting your applications, prospective applicants are expected to contact the university or institutions in Italy where they hope to study. They are advised to be as fully informed as possible about the institution and course of study of their choice. Applicants should also obtain country-specific information from the Italian diplomatic mission or Italian Cultural Institute of their country of origin, either in person or from the institutional websites.
For more information, please use the link below to access vital application information.
Please use this link to apply